Donna Markham

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Donna Markham OP, PhD, ABPP President & CEO Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), is the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s over 100 year history. An Adrian Dominican sister with a doctorate in clinical psychology, Sister Donna served on CCUSA’s Board of Trustees for eight years, two of which were as Board Chair. In addition, she has served in leadership positions in behavioral healthcare both in Canada and the United States and is an internationally-recognized author and speaker in areas pertaining to transformational leadership, organizational change management and the effective treatment of the mentally ill. Sister Donna received her doctorate from the University of Detroit and has been involved in executive leadership development, organizational transformation and clinical practice throughout her professional career. Prior to coming to CCUSA she served as president of the Behavioral Health Institute at Mercy Health System where she led the transformation of the delivery of behavioral health services across the seven geographic regions of the health system. Her academic outreach has included faculty positions at St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Michigan and the Kellogg School for Non Profit Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. Sister Donna is a Fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Psychologists. In addition to executive management and clinical work, Sister Donna is engaged in global peace initiatives directed toward building bridges of understanding and collaboration across conflict zones. In addition to her work at Catholic Charities, Sister Donna serves as a consultant to three committees of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops: Migration, Domestic Policy, and Racism.